The New York Giants elevated three-time Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins and defensive lineman Ryder Anderson from the practice squad ahead of Sunday's game against the Jaguars in Jacksonville. Outside linebacker Quincy Roche was also signed to the active roster from the team's practice squad.
In a corresponding move, outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari (calf) was placed on injured reserve. Ojulari's second season has been hampered by injuries after the second-round draft choice set the franchise rookie sack record in 2021.
Collins, who was one of the NFL's best safeties when he played his first four pro seasons with the Giants, returned to the team on Oct. 7. Collins spent the previous three seasons with the Washington Commanders.
Roche was also elevated for the season opener in Tennessee, where he played four defensive snaps in addition to 18 on special teams. Originally a sixth-round draft pick by the Steelers in 2021, Roche played in 14 games with three starts for the Giants last season. He registered 2.5 sacks, five tackles for loss, and one forced fumble.
The 6-foot-6, 276-pound Anderson is an undrafted rookie who was elevated last week and played in his first NFL game. Originally signed by the Giants in May, Anderson played four seasons at Ole Miss before concluding his collegiate career at Indiana in 2021.
View photos of the team traveling to Jacksonville ahead of the Week 7 matchup against the Jaguars.